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    Longacre's "French Head of Liberty" for the Half-Dollar

    1859 Half-Dollar, Judd-238, Pollock-294, R.5, PR 64 Brown NGC. The Longacre design for the half-dollar that features a bust of Liberty facing right, draped with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY with a wide wreath of oak and vine on her head. The reverse has HALF DOLLAR in the center and is surrounded by a wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak. Called by Robert Coulton Davis the "French Head of Liberty." Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Deep cobalt-blue patina covers most of the surfaces with an accent of cherry-red surrounding the devices. (PCGS# 60238)

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